Our Practice

Meet Our Dentists

Matthew Tuft, DDS

Dr. Tuft is a friendly dentist who truly cares about his patients. He provides high-quality dental care while forming lasting relationships with his patients. He has practiced dentistry in the Treasure Valley for over seven years, and plans to continue his service. Dr. Tuft spends more than 50 hours a year learning new-and-improved dental techniques to ensure his service is fast and efficient. He is a member of the Southwest Idaho Dental Association, the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, and the ADA.

To provide the best dental care possible, Dr. Tuft received training on the latest advancements, such as dermal fillers, oral sedation, BOTOX® and sleep apnea treatment. In addition, he furthered his education through the White Cap Institute Implant Residency Program, earning him his certification to install dental implants. Tuft graduated from Creighton School of Dentistry in 2007.

When he’s not at the office, Dr. Tuft enjoys spending time with his family, engaging in outdoor activities, and playing the trombone.

Sean E. Ziegler, DMD

“Growing up in a family of Dentists and Physicians, I’ve always been interested in healthcare and helping others. The most rewarding part of dentistry for me is getting to know my patients and providing them with high-quality dental care while creating a peaceful and calm atmosphere.”

Dr. Ziegler is known for his gentle touch and high patient satisfaction. His technical abilities and training in the latest advancements in dental implantology, utilization of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), digital dentistry, and functional rehabilitation allow him to provide the highest quality care.

Dr. Ziegler graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelors degree in Medicine, Health & Society. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in his home state of Florida. Upon graduating he was one of four selected into an elite residency in Advanced General Dentistry at Idaho State University where he was trained in the latest state of the art techniques and technologies.

“When I’m not treating patients, my wife and I can be found hiking the foothills with our dog Abby, doing pottery, camping, & working on our vegetable garden. “

Our Front Office Team

Krissy Evans - Office Manager

Krissy joined Copperstone Dental May of 2020 and could not be happier making this move. She enjoys getting to know each patient and establishing long term relationships as well as friendships. She brings 13+ years of experience to the table. She started working as a dental assistant and had an opportunity to work a dual position in another office as an insurance coordinator. She has become very well established on getting to know the front and back office.

Krissy loves hanging out with her husband and two kids. They like to go on vacations, camping, paddle boarding, hot springs and hiking.

Jolene Larsen - Patient Care Coordinator

Jolene joined Copperstone Dental in August of 2020 and she is loving her new dental home. She brings over 25 years of experience in the dental field with her. She enjoys working with patients always striving to make sure they have a positive dental experience. Jolene grew up in Eugene Oregon but has called Meridian home for the last 20 years. When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband of 20+ years and her 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. She enjoys traveling and the outdoors from the mountains to the beach. She looks forward to helping you feel a part of our dental family here at Copperstone Dental.

Melissa Davis - Front Office Coordinator

Melissa was born and raised in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She settled here in the treasure valley 20 years ago. She brings 16 years of experience in dentistry as a dental assistant and front office receptionist.

The favorite part of her job is the relationships that she has established with patients and coworkers. It is like an extended family, and she strives to help patients have great dental health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years, and their two sons. They enjoy camping, fishing, and lots of cooking!

Our Dental Assistants

Sophia Neal – Lead Dental Assistant

Sophie first joined our team in October of 2014. She is now going on over 16 years in the dental field. She takes pride in helping the Dentists she has worked for in the treasure valley grow their practices through hard work and dedication. Her primary goal is to provide an empathetic approach to caring for all the patient’s that she has the pleasure of working with. In the past 16 years she has played multiple roles in the dental field, both chairside and administrative. She enjoys working with the staff and being a part of the ever-growing practice.

In her spare time, she enjoys working on her home inside and out. She is no stranger to using power tools and completing home renovation projects on her own. She balances her drive to work hard to improve her surroundings with spending time with her partner, family, and friends. You will find her in nature going on hikes, mountain biking, river rafting trips, skiing, and all sorts of other outdoor activities. She is always on the go working to create her best life and keep her feeling young.

Courtney Reens – Dental Assistant/Marketing Coordinator

Courtney has been part of our team since 2018. She graduated top % from College of Western Idaho’s Dental Assisting Program in 2009. Courtney loves establishing friendships with patients, and making them feel comfortable in our office. Her favorite part of her job is helping patients achieve their dream smile and gaining their confidence back. “ Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone who hates to smile, smile again!”

Courtney grew up in Idaho racing horses, riding dirt bikes and wake boarding. In her spare time, she is a successful fine artist. She also enjoys fishing, hiking, working out, going to concerts and spending time with her family and friends.

Jessica Arnswald – Dental Assistant

Jessica was born and raised in California. She graduated Dental Assisting School in 2007, at Wester Career College in Sacramento California. Jessica moved to Boise, ID in 2013 where she has continued to work in the Dental Field. She brings lots of experience to Copperstone Dental. She loves to watch patients become confident with their smiles from routine cleanings, restorative treatment or cosmetic smile make overs. With her spare time, she enjoys spending time with husband and three kids. They enjoy going to the gym, basketball, outdoors and plans to travel someday.

Kylie Vensor – Dental Assistant

Kylie has been a Dental Assistant for a little over a year and loves learning new things in the field. Her favorite part of the job would be meeting new patients and building trust. She is originally from a small town in Arizona and been in Idaho for 7 years. In her time off, she loves to hunt, fish, go camping, and play with her fur baby Ozzy. She is excited to be a part of Copperstone Dental and can’t wait to meet all of our amazing patients.

Our Dental Hygienists

Fabi Lopez – Dental Hygienist

Fabi has been with our practice since 2018. She received her Associates of Science from Boise State and Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Idaho State University in 2015. She takes an individualized approach with every patient and truly enjoys getting to know them. She loves challenges and educating her patients on oral health. She enjoys learning about the new procedures and technology constantly advancing in dentistry.

Fabi and her husband have a 2 beautiful girls and love spending every second they can with them. In her free time, Fabi enjoys spending time with family, dancing, hiking, camping, paddle boarding and so much more!

Linh Dao – Dental Hygienist

Linh joined Copperstone Dental in Spring of 2013. She grew up in the Treasure Valley and has been practicing Dental Hygiene since 1997. Linh is passionate about dental health and enjoys educating and encouraging patients through their dental journey. She appreciates getting to know her patients and building long term relationships. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the profession are truly appreciated by her patients and dental team.

Outside of the dental office, Linh enjoys to travel, hike, read, and cook. She loves spending time with her husband and their two boys.

Karen Scott – Dental Hygienist

Karen joined out team in the summer of 2018 and could not be happier. She misses her patients of many years in Southwest Idaho, but is finding wonderful new friendships here with our amazing patient family. She grew up in a dental home and worked for her father until he retired in 2015. She loves working with people. It is rewarding for her to see patients make positive changes for a healthier smile.

She also finds continuing education, in regards to ever changing dental technology, exciting. She thoroughly enjoys working with Dr. Tuft and the girls at Copperstone, who truly are like family.

Karen graduated first from Ricks College and Idaho State University in 2002. She and her husband have five crazy kids. In any spare time, you will find her playing the piano, or designing home trim projects for her husband to complete. Never a dull moment in the home with an ongoing honey do list!

Kellie Elser – Dental Hygienist

Kelli is a native Boisean, she was an orthodontic assistant for 8 years prior to attending Dental Hygiene School at Carrington in Boise. Kelli has been working as hygienist since 2017. Her favorite thing about dentistry is the patients. She enjoys seeing patients at their first visit into a dental office and educating them the things they didn’t know they could improve on and showing them their progress and results.

In Kelli’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and golden retriever. She also likes going on family hikes, snowboarding and spending time in the out doors.

Carmen Errecart – Dental Hygienist

Carmen attended and graduated with a math, science and engineering degree from Sacramento City college before being accepted into Southwestern Dental Hygiene program in Southern California in 2002 where she achieved “Allied Health Degree” for dental hygiene. Carmen has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years. Prior to being accepted into the hygiene program, she worked in many rolls in the dental field such as a dental assistant and front office position. She also worked at Delta Dental Insurance co, in the insurance department. Therefore, placing her in the dental profession for 27years.

She loves helping patients achieve optimal health at the same time building a trusted relationship with patients learning about their lives, their families, hobbies and vacations.

Outside of dental hygiene you can find her spending time with her family either venturing outside or snuggling in for a good movie. Her son plays baseball so you can find her and her husband at the baseball fields during the season. They have two puppies that also keep them active. Attending church and their events are the highlight to their week and love build community with their neighbors.